Must apologize first: sorry about the quality of the photo’s, they were taken with my mobile phone.
This was my fasted blanket so far and I only started it to use some my stash. It took me fifteen days to make this blanket. Fifteen days! I still cannot believe that myself. And those fifteen days were hot. I mean really hot, 30 degrees-ish, nearly every day. Waaaaay too hot to work on a blanket, I must have been mad, but still, I have enjoyed making this blanket a lot. The chain and the first row is always a bit of a pain to make. My least favourite part of blanket-making. After every twenty stitches I wrote down the score, because I am not good with counting. But I got it exactly right! Yay! That was nice for a change.I have used different kind of brands for this blanket, but all were acrylic. I just made sure the yarn had the same thickness, I think in English you would say I used DK-yarn.I finished my blanket with the same colour as I started, that was red. Now all I had to do was to make the two long sides of the blanket and I gave them the same colour, also in granny stripes. But when I started to make the first of the two rows of granny stripes on the long sides of the blanket I noticed it all went a bit wobbly. So I removed it and instead of three trebles per space I made two trebles per space. Now that did the job perfectly. Then I made two rows of half trebles and one row of this edging. I was planning to make another edging but I’ll save that for a new blanket.
I choose the colours more or less at random, but after every sixth, seven or eight stripes I made a beige stripe to keep the blanket ‘calm’ and that turned out really well. What I also did was put five or six colours on the table to see if they matched, or not. And every time I finished a stripe I added one or two colours on the balls on the table. That worked for me.My blanket measures 1m65 x 1m75. Big enough to crawl under it when laying on the sofa. Or to put it on a bed. Here it is on our bed. We have a big bed (K is a tall guy), 2m10, so the blanket doesn’t cover the whole bed. And here’s another photo …The blanket on my chair in my little office …And here my colourful beauty covers one of our sofa’s in the livingroom. Some hooky-details if you would like to know?
Well, I used a 4mm hook and started with a chain of 240.
The blanket is 1m65 x 1m75, that is about 64 inches x 68 inches, if I’m correct.
There are 84 stripes in this blanket and I used seventeen colours.
I am very happy with it. ♥-skipping-happy …